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Originally Posted by VinceM
Good work man You got me on the chef though ,WOW NICE



Thank you. It's in someone else's kitchen hopefully pulling yeoman's duty. smile


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Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff

Thank you. It is very satisfying smile. It’s neat to see other folks get use out of something I put my blood sweat and curse words into too. Couple more pieces of equipment and I think I could really crank some things out, but for me slow is good because when I get to a wide spot on the road I feel like learned more on the way there..

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Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff

Thank you. It is very satisfying smile. It’s neat to see other folks get use out of something I put my blood sweat and curse words into too. Couple more pieces of equipment and I think I could really crank some things out, but for me slow is good because when I get to a wide spot on the road I feel like learned more on the way there..


What equipment are you currently using?]


The Grizzly 1x42 I started on, a Grizzly 2x72, a harbor freight pos drill press, and the Chile Forge Habenero forge I upgraded to awhile back. Right now trying to decide between getting another (better) 2x72 and a press. The grizzly is balls out, another 2x72 with a variable speed and attachment options would be a HUGE help, but a press would be a big help punching eyes on axe heads and making damascus. A small mill would be pretty neat, and a better drill press is a necessity. The drill I’ll be able to find on FB or Craigslist, the others I’m afraid will need to be new, not just new to me. I’d like a couple hundred lbs of coke too as long as I’m making a wish list lol

As far as hammers and anvils it’s a mixed bag that works for me so far. smile

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I appreciate you posting and I enjoy looking at your work. I have done some blacksmithing and my son invited me to attend a hammer-in at Travis Wuertz shop near Coolidge. I have known Travis dad since we were both kids. You have every right to be very proud of your work. There is something very special about handmade as opposed to machine made. Hope you continue to post. I will continue to look.

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Definitely agree, there is something very cool about making your own blades. Something that I've never done, but can appreciate the time and dedication, or frustration plus joy that comes with it. I've made my own stick bows, and can say that it can be satisfying and frustrating at the same time. But in the end, if you make something that can do a job, then it's worth it

BGG, what's your favorite knife for the kitchen? Your cook cleaver got my attention. I have a cheap one that I bought in some Chinatown (Toronto?) many years ago that is my favorite knife for cooking. Can do dang near everything with it, with the exception of filleting and removing silver skin from chunks of game meat where I use a fillet knife.

Anyway, I'd appreciate hearing what you come to like in terms of design.

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Hi Jason
Are you aware of Alec Steele? Youtube channels. Also has a line of equipment. He's positioning himself as top tier.

He moved from the UK to Montana not too long ago. I think he's near Bozo.

Anyway, as long as you're dreaming , drool on this!

https://alecsteeleshop.com/products/2x72-steele-kit-grinder

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Originally Posted by ironbender
Hi Jason
Are you aware of Alec Steele? Youtube channels. Also has a line of equipment. He's positioning himself as top tier.

He moved from the UK to Montana not too long ago. I think he's near Bozo.

Anyway, as long as you're dreaming , drool on this!

https://alecsteeleshop.com/products/2x72-steele-kit-grinder

Mike

Man, that is a NICE link!

Ironbender wins the Enabler of the Year Award! grin

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Originally Posted by ironbender
Hi Jason
Are you aware of Alec Steele? Youtube channels. Also has a line of equipment. He's positioning himself as top tier.

He moved from the UK to Montana not too long ago. I think he's near Bozo.

Anyway, as long as you're dreaming , drool on this!

https://alecsteeleshop.com/products/2x72-steele-kit-grinder

Mike


I am passing familiar with him. Super talented smith!

This is the grinder that has me horned up:

https://brodbeckironworks.com/collections/shop-grinders

Mainly because of this (for squaring up tangs for handle scale fitting):

https://brodbeckironworks.com/collections/shop-attachments/products/surface-grinder-attachment


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Originally Posted by 45_100
I appreciate you posting and I enjoy looking at your work. I have done some blacksmithing and my son invited me to attend a hammer-in at Travis Wuertz shop near Coolidge. I have known Travis dad since we were both kids. You have every right to be very proud of your work. There is something very special about handmade as opposed to machine made. Hope you continue to post. I will continue to look.


Thank you for the encouragement! I’ve only seen him on tv, but Wuertz seems like a pretty cool dude. I’m probably going to be in that neck of the woods this summer and thought about checking out one of his grinders too.

I’ll keep putting up pics till folks get tired of seeing them. smile


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Originally Posted by 4th_point
Definitely agree, there is something very cool about making your own blades. Something that I've never done, but can appreciate the time and dedication, or frustration plus joy that comes with it. I've made my own stick bows, and can say that it can be satisfying and frustrating at the same time. But in the end, if you make something that can do a job, then it's worth it

BGG, what's your favorite knife for the kitchen? Your cook cleaver got my attention. I have a cheap one that I bought in some Chinatown (Toronto?) many years ago that is my favorite knife for cooking. Can do dang near everything with it, with the exception of filleting and removing silver skin from chunks of game meat where I use a fillet knife.

Anyway, I'd appreciate hearing what you come to like in terms of design.

Jason


For my own using in the kitchen , I have a 6” chef, a 5” (I think ?) santoku style, and a paring knife that I use the most. My wife uses the santoku almost exclusively. When I’m cutting up a deer I use a couple other different ones.


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'Gruff, Dude, these are awesome !!

I knew you made a knife for Trav, the dumpster diver, but was completely unaware of your badass skillz.

In love with the hammering.

Way to go Man !


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I thought Steele’s @ $1900 was spendy. That Brodbeck is karazy!

Oh, hell. It’s just money, right? 😳


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Originally Posted by New_2_99s
'Gruff, Dude, these are awesome !!

I knew you made a knife for Trav, the dumpster diver, but was completely unaware of your badass skillz.

In love with the hammering.

Way to go Man !


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I thought Steele’s @ $1900 was spendy. That Brodbeck is karazy!

Oh, hell. It’s just money, right? 😳


I don’t I’ll ever spend the coin on it but a guy can dream. Something like Steele’s is definitely going to happen though.


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You could drive to that one!


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Originally Posted by ironbender
Hi Jason
Are you aware of Alec Steele? Youtube channels. Also has a line of equipment. He's positioning himself as top tier.

He moved from the UK to Montana not too long ago. I think he's near Bozo.

Anyway, as long as you're dreaming , drool on this!

https://alecsteeleshop.com/products/2x72-steele-kit-grinder

Mike


That seems like a nice turnkey grinder for the money. I'll have to check out the YouTubes. We have a couple local bladesmithing courses here. Thought about taking one for fun. Making knives isn't a priority just yet though.

Just got a tabletop vertical milling machine to make and modify small parts. Looking forward to using it.

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Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
For my own using in the kitchen , I have a 6” chef, a 5” (I think ?) santoku style, and a paring knife that I use the most. My wife uses the santoku almost exclusively.


Thanks for the info.

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Couple little guys I made for a buddy. One for his son-in-law and the other for the dad. Farrier's rasp, I THINK sapele for the scales, one with brass pins the other with nickel silver.


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Say I was looking over your knives.. I liked the one on the right you said was your idea of a personal belt knife... I do like a drop point on those and the 10" Chef's knife looked great for my step daughter who is an awesome cook.. What would the cost on those be? Can a sheath for the belt knife be made?? Neat looking blades!!


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Thank you sir. I’ll pm you prices.


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Gruffter, any updates ?

Was up on the stabby/cutty thread & thought I'd head back down here.

Giv'er a bump.


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